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Chapfensee Tour No. 473

Mountainbiking · Ferienregion Heidiland
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A wonderful tour leads over the lonely, protected moors at Lake Chapfen.
moderate
Distance 28.4 km
3:40 h
972 m
972 m
1,207 m
446 m
A wonderful tour for savourers, which leads through desolate protected moors around Lake Chapfen. They are a treasure-trove for botanists and lovers of nature.
From Mels, the route leads to the beautiful hamlet Vermol and through quiet, unspoiled and varied landscapes high above Seeztal and opposite to the plateau of Palfries. The nature reserve around Lake Chapfen, which is said to be rich in fish, fascinates visitors due to its mosaic of forests, meadows and small settlements. Lake Chapfen invites to take a refreshing dip and a fireplace is ideal for barbecuing.

A small footpath through Alpine pastures and via two small creeks connects Mels Hinterberg and Flums-Kleinberg. This route is a pleasure for fans of nature trails and a challenge for every biker to test his/her own driving skills.

The descent from Sässli via Clevelau down to the creek Seez is a worthy reward for the many metres in altitude that have been overcome beforehand. The route leads back to Mels alongside the idyllic and renaturated creek Seez.

Note(s)
Rest:
Restaurant Alpenrösli, Vermol, Tel. +41 (0)81 723 17 71
Restaurant Sässliwiese, Spundeera, Tel. +41 (0)81 733 11 95

See also
Heidiland Tourismus AG
Infostelle Flumserberg
Flumserbergstrasse 196
CH-8898 Flumserberg
Tel: +41 (0)81 720 18 18
Fax: +41 (0)81 720 18 19
E-Mail: flumserberg@heidiland.com
Internet: www.heidiland.com, www.flumserberg.ch

Heidiland Tourismus AG
Infostelle Unterterzen
Walenseestrasse 18
CH-8882 Unterterzen
Tel: +41 (0)81 720 17 17
Fax: +41 (0)81 720 17 18
E-Mail: unterterzen@heidiland.com
Internet: www.heidiland.com

Mountainbike and cycling map: http://www.heidiland.com/de/service-kontakt/online-shop/heidiland-bikekarte

Author’s recommendation

Es lohnt sich auf die Staumauer vom Chapfensee zu fahren. Geniessen Sie dort die schöne, ruhige Bergwelt.
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Author
Nadja Schlegel
Update: June 04, 2019
Difficulty
S1 moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
1,207 m
Lowest point
446 m
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Tips and hints

Heidiland Tourismus
Infostelle Bad Ragaz
T +41 81 300 40 20
www.heidiland.com

Start

Mels, railway station (486 m)
Coordinates:
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2'750'305E 1'213'321N
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47.053863, 9.417057
DMS
47°03'13.9"N 9°25'01.4"E
UTM
32T 531675 5211234
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Destination

Mels, Bahnhof

Turn-by-turn directions

Mels - Vermol - Chapfensee - Cafröa - Sässli - Clevelau - Mels

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Mit dem Zug nach Mels. Anschliessend kann die Tour vom Bahnhof Mels gestartet werden.

Getting there

Autobahnausfahrt Mels, der Signalisierung in Richtung Bahnhof Mels folgen.

Parking

Öffentliche Parkplätze beim Bahnhof Mels vorhanden (kostenpflichtig)

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'750'305E 1'213'321N
DD
47.053863, 9.417057
DMS
47°03'13.9"N 9°25'01.4"E
UTM
32T 531675 5211234
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Normale Bikeausrüstung. Funktionale Kleidung von Vorteil, da sich Aufstiege und Abfahrten abwechseln

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Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
28.4 km
Duration
3:40 h
Ascent
972 m
Descent
972 m
Highest point
1,207 m
Lowest point
446 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Circular route Scenic

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